United States Confederate States: 1862 5 cents, the die.
Engraver: J.F. Joubert de la Ferte
During the American Civil War from 1861 to 1865 the Confederate States of America issued its own stamps.
In 1862 a supply of 5 cents blue together with the printing plate was ordered from Thomas De La Rue & Company of London. The first printing was made in London, and afterwards from the same plate by Archer & Daly of Richmond, Virginia.
Exhibited is the original Die from which the plate was made.